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: Open University

10.35 Social Sciences: 10: Demand Curves

11.5 Science: 10: Covalent Compounds

11.35 Mathematics: 10: Signposting the Course

12.5 Arts: 9: The Language of Poetry

(to 12.30)

: News Review

The best of the week's news film from all over the world, together with other subjects of interest. For the deaf and hard of hearing a commentary appears visually.
and Weather


Presenter: John Edmunds
Producer: Bill Northwood

: Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In

Rowan and Martin invite you to a new series of their Laugh-In
This week's star guest Debbie Reynolds
With Arte Johnson, Ruth Buzzi, Gary Owens, Alan Sues, Lily Tomlin, Dennis Allen, Johnny Brown, Ann Elder, Nancie Phillips, Barbara Sharma
A Schlatter/Friendly production for NBC


Comedian: Dan Rowan
Comedian: Dick Martin
Guest: Debbie Reynolds
Performer: Arte Johnson
Performer: Ruth Buzzi
Performer: Gary Owens
Performer: Alan Sues
Performer: Lily Tomlin
Performer: Dennis Allen
Performer: Johnny Brown
Performer: Ann Elder
Performer: Nancie Phillips
Performer: Barbara Sharma

: The World About Us: The Way of a River

A second showing of Ronald and Rosemary Eastman's portrait of the Test

The Hampshire chalk stream is world-famous for its trout, and this film provides some remarkable underwater glimpses of the life of these fish. It also shows the changing moods of the river and much of its other wildlife throughout the year.
Commentary by Hugh Falkus
(from Bristol)

"This luminous and penetrating film" (Sunday Times)
"...created an overpowering impression oj the beauty of the scene..." (Daily Mail)
"One of the very best English nature films to emerge on television" (Daily Telegraph)


Filmed by: Ronald Eastman
Filmed by: Rosemary Eastman
Narrator: Hugh Falkus
Producer: Christopher Parsons

: Music on 2

Paul Tortelier (cello) and Eric Heidsieck (piano) play
Bach...Suite No 3, in c major, for unaccompanied cello
Beethoven...Sonata in G minor, Op 5 No 2, for piano and cello
Debussy...Sonata for cello and piano

The programme is introduced by Paul Tortelier who also talks with Eric Heidsieck


Cellist/Presenter/Speaker: Paul Tortelier
Pianist/Speaker: Eric Heidsieck
Lighting: Alan Horne
Sound: David Kitchen
Design: David Jones
Director: Jamila Patten

: The Windriders

A brief look at an aerial ballet performed by gliders, seagulls and kites to the music of Johnny Hawkesworth


Music: Johnny Hawkesworth
Producer: Mike Healy

: The Expert: Smithereens

by John Pennington
Starring Marius Goring
with Ann Morrish
and Victor Winding, Michael Farnsworth, Valerie Murray

The milkman pays his morning call on Mrs Carr, and finds her lying unconscious on the conservatory floor. She is surrounded by fragments of a milk bottle - which lead to several sleepless nights for Hardy and Sandra.


Writer: John Pennington
Series devised by/Producer: Gerard Glaister
Series devised by: N.J. Crisp
Script Editor: Geoffrey Tetlow
Designer: John Hurst
Director: Viktors Ritelis
Rutter: Frederick Arle
Mrs Carr: Lucy Griffiths
Milkman: Robert Grange
Jo Hardy: Ann Morrish
John Hardy: Marius Goring
Det Chief Insp Fleming: Victor Winding
Ambulance man: Jeremy Anthony
Sandra Hughes: Valerie Murray
Det-Sgt Ashe: Michael Farnsworth
Carter: Godfrey Jackman
Landlord: Morgan Sheppard
Stan: Paul Humpoletz
Dr Peers: Sally Sanders
Policewoman: Jennifer Piercey

: Film Night

Tony Bilbow introduces this week's new films and talks to Melina Mercouri, star of Promise at Dawn.
Philip Jenkinson shows more vintage films.


Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Philip Jenkinson
Interviewee: Melina Mercouri
Producer: Barry Brown
Editor: Rowan Ayers

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